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the morning cram [just give me two good burgers edition]

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If all else fails, act as if you belong…

NPR reports a Wisconsin man is in jail for walking into a Denny’s, announcing he is the new manager and cooking himself a burger. How long is the jail term for Awesome in the second degree?

Kentucky~ The Murray City Council discusses whether or not to make students buy a city sticker. MSU gets some B-Ball payback! The gambling amendment is DOA in the senate. A pseudoephedrine bill is withdrawn.  The state Supreme Court will hear redistricting arguments today.  A group challenges Beshear’s prayer breakfast.

the morning cram [the I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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Gentlemen, telling the ladies that you have a Silver Star, Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor may get you more than shot down at the bar…

NPR reports the Supreme Court is considering whether or not claiming you’ve won medals could get you thrown in the clink.

Kentucky~ Paducah officials want to reevaluate the areas earthquake risk.  Senator Paul does some pro bono surgery in Paducah.A Paducah juvenile was arrested for burning down three homes. State officials debate the drop out age bill. The UPIKE debate continues.

Tennessee~ The “Don’t Say Gay” bill loses some momentum.

the morning cram [the wrong, commie… it’s Houston! edition]

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“In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.”

NPR reports signs of a media crackdown in Russia as the country nears its presidential elections.

Kentucky~ Murray State trumps Saint Mary’s at Saturday’s  ESPN Bracketbuster game. The death of a 14-year-old Christian County girl has sparks a movement against bullying and suicide.  The closing of Madisonville’s medical examiner’s office is causing an outrage. A little-known 2001 law could have prevented an infant’s death and a teen mother’s arrest. The Delta Mariner resumes its voyage to Cape Canaveral. Educators from 17 states come to learn about the state’s new education standards.

Tennessee~ A new bill may help military spouses facing unemployment.

the morning cram [the back off, I’m starving edition]

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Big Pharma gets a do-over…

NPR reports the FDA isn’t pulling any punches while they reevaluate weight loss drugs previously denied because of side-effects. Sure you’ll grow a third ear, but at least you’ll be skinny!

Kentucky~ Paducah and McCracken County are still considering a merger.  Local counties get some cash for recreational trail programs. Felons may get the chance to vote.

the morning cram [the double secret probation edition]

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Surprise! Big schools bring in big money.

NPR reports Harvard and Yale once again top the list of colleges for money received in 2011.

Kentucky~ Gov. Steve Beshear defends Paducah’s nuclear-enrichment plant. The University of Pikeville could become a part of the state’s higher education system. The House approves an Amish buggy bill. New legislation could give whistleblowers a cash reward. A teen is charged with killing her newborn child. Surface mining opponents rally in Frankfort. Paducah’s Fountain Avenue comes a step closer to restoration.

the morning cram [the could have had it all edition…]

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…and she has it all. Adele sweeps the Grammys, winning all six categories she was nominated for.

NPR reports the singer dominated the awards show, performing for the first time following throat surgery last year.

Kentucky~ Say good-bye to warm weather: winter storms are coming this way.  An Amish man’s heartfelt letters sway state lawmakers (when not busy challenging health reform). Managed care operators fumble early on after taking over Mediciad. The Murray State Racers bounce back. A series of pharmacy thefts worry business owners. The Delta-Mariner is due for repairs in Paducah.

 

the morning cram [you take the blue pill edition]

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Controversial contraceptive coverage continues to cause commotion, but…

NPR reports contraception coverage laws have been in place for years.

Kentucky~ The Racers’ perfect record is tarnished. Schools will hold BMI screenings to combat growing childhood obesity rates. Pressure builds on lawmakers to pass a gambling amendment. Beshear appoints a commission to study the state’s tax system.  An early look at traffic fatalities show an increase over 2012.

Tennessee ~ Union City loses another major employer.

 

 

the morning cram [a glitch in the matrix edition]

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Facebook decides to “share” stock options with the public, but will the company “like” the risks?

NPR reports the move to go public presents many hurdles to the social media giant.

Kentucky~ Lawmakers consider a proposal allowing counties to consolidate via vote. The Senate passes a bill allowing Amish to use reflective tape in place of orange signs on buggies. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will delay service this morning until 9. The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge awaits approval from inspectors.

Illinois~ A two-year study will look for the reason the treatment of lung cancer is lagging in southern Illinois.

 

the morning cram [the shaken, not stirred, edition]

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Syrian regime has “License to Kill” after diplomatic impasse

NPR reports at least 15 dead following government bombings this weekend

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Thousands of Kentuckians visited the downed Eggners Ferry Bridge.  Emergency management officials say they are better prepared to handle disasters. Two have been arrested in connection to the slaying of a Fort Campbell soldier.  Activists invite lawmakers to a  tea party.

Tennessee~ Six state environmental panels are being reduced to three. A state-wide earthquake drill is set for Tuesday.

the morning cram [I’m gonna come at you like a spider monkey edition]

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Quick –  Puff out your chest, it’ll scare him away!

NPR reports Iran stands defiant amidst Israel’s threat of strikes against their nuclear program.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ River levels are on the rise.  A McCracken Sheriffs Deputy resigns after visiting his lady friend on the clock.  Mammoth Cave is a moneymaker for the Commonwealth. Smart kids rejoice;  you can get out of high school early. Pill mill legislation is working its way through the legislature.  The state wants to make substantial budget cuts to post-secondary schools. Lawmakers may be through with the redistricting fight.